Upcoming Events

Dickson Mounds Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year -- on archaeology, Indian cultures of the Americas, natural history, and rural life and culture. Programs include workshops, demonstrations, performances, conferences, and festivals -- many of which are held outdoors. Most events are free to the public.

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All ISM Events
Image is of IDNR's Fall Colors poster front.
Oct 1 2021 (All day) to Oct 31 2021 (All day)
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Through the month of October, different points of interest will be highlighted along the trails. This self-guided experience will be available daily...
Image is of Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout badge.
Oct 30 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the new trailhead kiosks on the Museum’s grounds and to recognize local Havana resident and Eagle Scout candidate Karac Henderson...
Clipart image of farm animals, including cow, pig, goat, and rooster
Nov 4 2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Tara Ricker, owner of Within Walking Distance Homestead of Little America (Fulton Co.) will make her annual visit to Tot Time with a variety of farm animals.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

Oct 26 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join History Curator Erika Holst to learn about historic clothing through the lens of an 1800s women's lifespan.
Peccary Skull
Nov 4 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Many people find caves to be exciting destinations for exploration and recreation, but did you know that they can be excellent places to find fossils?
Mary Lincoln sitting, wearing a dress with flowers on it, black and white photo.
Nov 4 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Once Mary Lincoln became a public figure, many men have sought to label her, define her, and defame her. Join in this panel discussion with three female historians as we hold an empathetic, evidence-based discussion about Mary Lincoln.